Microsoft staff unsettled, optimistic about change

Since mid-July, three interlocking events - all of them considered highly unlikely six months ago - have unfolded in quick succession, unsettling Microsoft managers and employees and roiling its share price.

Microsoft revamps management; unveils 'far-reaching realignment'

Microsoft announced a sweeping reorganisation of the company Thursday to "enable us to innovate with greater speed, efficiency and capability in a fast changing world."